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Attorney Laura Robinson Rejoins Dunlap Codding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Nicholas D. Rouse, Managing Shareholder 405-607-8600

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA – September 29, 2011 – Dunlap Codding is pleased to announce that Laura Robinson has rejoined the firm as an associate representing clients in intellectual property issues including patent, copyright, trade secret and trademark matters.  Her practice also includes the review and evaluation of business practices to ensure compliance with FDA regulations and procedures.  Prior to rejoining Dunlap Codding, Robinson served as in house patent counsel for Molecular Imprints, a nanotechnology company, from September 2008 until January 2011, where she was responsible for the company’s entire patent portfolio, drafting patents and overseeing the work of outside counsel.  Nick Rouse, the firm’s Managing Shareholder, said, “Laura was a standout attorney when she practiced at the firm previously, and her experiences as an in-house patent counsel will only serve to make her more valuable to our clients.  We’re delighted to have her rejoin us.” Robinson said, “I’m thrilled to be back at Dunlap Codding.  It’s a great place to work with really supportive, smart people.  I loved working at Molecular Imprints and the luxury of focusing on one patent portfolio; the discipline of working within a set budget was also a great experience.”

Robinson received her J.D. from Texas Tech University in 2005.  She received her M.E. in Biomedical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2002 and her B.S. in Biomedical Science from that same university in 1999.  While in law school, Laura earned academic achievement awards in Intellectual Property, Patent Law, Anatomy of a Trial and Law Practice Technology. She also served as a legal intern in the Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr. National Program for Countermeasures to Biological and Chemical Threats Program and as a law clerk for the Texas Tech Office of Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property.

Dunlap Codding represents a number of nanotechnology companies, in addition to representing clients in the following exemplar areas:  biotechnology and life sciences, chemistry, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, energy services, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, software, and optics.  The firm’s clients comprise large research institutions, multinational manufacturers, individual inventors and companies and institutions of all sizes in between.

Established in 1957 as Oklahoma’s original intellectual property firm, Dunlap Codding remains the state’s largest and most versatile IP boutique, and for the past 50 years has obtained more patents, trademarks and copyrights than any other firm in the region.


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We like to say that the space is a “home for creatives and innovators, home builders and the homeless, celebrators and the celebrated” so people understand that we are inclusive and want everyone from throughout our community using our space.

Our goal is to celebrate the incredible diversity of creativity, innovation, and passion within Oklahoma City and to provide a venue—free of charge—to those groups and individuals working to bind us all together and make our home a cooler and better place. No strings attached—no extensive rules to follow. We simply ask that all of our neighbors be honored and that all viewpoints be respected. Our criteria for use is simple: If the event, group, or meeting is something which strengthens our community and brings us all together, the space is available for use.

The space has hosted everything from charitable fundraisers to an underground nightclub party to celebrate Canterbury Choral Society’s 45th anniversary season. We host dinners for the OKC homeless population most Monday evenings where upwards of 250 people are served—we provide the space and soft drinks and a local church provides the food. We’ve hosted university planning retreats and monthly local rock concerts.

Every Wednesday, we open up the courtyard for lunch, invite a local food truck to set up outside our gates, and welcome our downtown neighbors into the space for a bit of socialization.

Our never-ending soda fountain seems to be the biggest hit with some of our neighbors while others spend time playing pool or simply chatting about what is happening on the weekend.

For October we turn the space into a haunted house and invite the neighborhood children to come out and trick-or-treat.

Got an idea for how to use the space? Just ask us – we’re almost certain to say yes!

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